Blog Topic

Land Use & Transportation

Highest and Best Use…Or Not.

When NOT improving property is highly profitable.

A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap

For free (maybe). Will the school district take it on?

Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free

The city council's about-face is a win for Lyft, uberX, consumers.

Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 1)

Why downtown Vancouver BC has nearly 5 times more kids than Seattle, and 9 times more than Portland.

Seattle’s $28 Million Hole

4th Ave and Cherry construction crater nears 10-year milestone.

Loving Las Vegas

Fan mail for Rebecca Solnit.

The Ingredients for Pro-Kid Cities

A Q and A on how to build dense, family-friendly neighborhoods.

Land Speculation 101

Use a land-value tax to curb speculative excess.

Murray Compromise Lifts Seattle Rideshare Caps

Lyft and UberX win big in the proposed agreement.

Where Are The Northwest’s Kids?

Increasingly, in big cities. Especially Seattle.